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AmandaRG Oct 17, 2010 09:28 AM

Hi, we're going to a soccer game in KC next week and I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for dinner. We aren't interested in anything upscale but definitely decent quality. One of us in the party is sick of bbq unfortunately so my usual pick of running to oklahoma joe's is out. I've never actually tried any of the restaurants in legends as they are all chains but are any of them any good? Or is there another dinner option nearby that you recommend?

Thanks.

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    GDPhalp RE: AmandaRG Oct 18, 2010 07:20 AM

    Of the chains in/around Legends, the best of the bunch are Stix & Jazz. At jazz, I typically opt for fried pickles to start & chicken a la mer for dinner. Both very delicious for chain cajun. Stix is a japanese teppanyaki restaurant if you like that kind of thing & has a very servicable sushi list.

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      amyzan RE: GDPhalp Oct 19, 2010 06:50 PM

      I've had absolutely horrifying nigiri at Stix, but didn't try any maki rolls. So, my advice would be to stay away from nigiri sushi...unless of course, you like old fish, unseasoned rice and nothing but a tiny strip of nori to complement any of the nigiri. Yeesh.

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      powillie RE: AmandaRG Oct 18, 2010 04:41 PM

      East of the Legends on State Avenue at 94th street, a couple of miles or so, is the Frontier Steakhouse. They have been in business for fifty years at the same location and comes highly recommended. Personally, I would go there before anything at the Legends.

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        AmandaRG RE: powillie Oct 19, 2010 06:30 PM

        Is there any particular dishes at Frontier Steakhouse that you would recommend?

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          powillie RE: AmandaRG Oct 19, 2010 08:08 PM

          I love chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes and cream gravy and green beans. Fried chicken with the same sides is nearly as good. Then again, a good ribeye with a baked potato, who can decide?

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            AmandaRG RE: powillie Oct 24, 2010 10:25 AM

            Thanks so much for the suggestions. We had a great dinner at the Frontier steakhouse. Two of us got some fried chicken and the other person in our party got the fish and chips. All the food was really good. The fried chicken had great seasoning and was nice and moist and not super greasy. Just like what i used to get when I lived in GA. My friend said the fish was really good as well. I got some blackberry pie for dessert which was ok. The crust was delicious but the filling was a bit too sweet for my preference. But overall this is definitely the place to go if you are in the area for dinner. Everything else they were serving looked really good as well.

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              chileheadmike RE: AmandaRG Oct 24, 2010 05:43 PM

              Seems Farruzza at the Pitch agrees with you

              http://www.pitch.com/2010-09-09/resta...

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                powillie RE: AmandaRG Oct 25, 2010 09:40 PM

                I am so glad that you enjoyed your meal, I hope that I can help you in the future.

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